A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 107 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (66 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.4 km (54 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 21:23:13 / March 2, 2020 @ 9:23 pm. Exact location, longitude -26.3101° West, latitude -59.992° South, depth = 87.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000885x. Id of event: us6000885x. The temblor was picked up at 19:23:13 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 107 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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